MELBOURNE, Fla. & AMSTERDAM--()--Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) will alter the course of channel-in-a-box design for broadcasters, delivering the industry’s most complete all-in-one solution to help customers rapidly launch, expand and sustain their on-air TV channels and services — while strengthening revenue growth and protection.
“Channel-in-a-box solutions to date are built around the comfort zones of each vendor”
At IBC 2012, the company will introduce Harris® Versio™, which combines baseband video, channel branding and graphics, and automated workflow capabilities in an easy-to-deploy, software-based, single-rack-unit solution. Versio significantly reduces the cost and time to launch broadcast, cable and other TV channels and services while offering simple integration with production, traffic and billing, scheduling, asset management, content playout and master control functions — taking full advantage of existing facility workflows for maximum return on investment.
Flexible software-based configurations range from single-channel launches — independently or within an existing system — to multi-channel distribution, expansion and disaster recovery systems. Broadcasters will be able to quickly accelerate channel launch times, reducing months of preparation to weeks or days by slashing resources required for traditional channel launches.
“Channel-in-a-box solutions to date are built around the comfort zones of each vendor,” said Harris Morris, president, Harris Broadcast Communications. “The Harris difference is that we have the broadest industry experience when it comes to workflows and operational scenarios. We understand the core costs and investment it takes to deliver channels with reliability and at premium quality. This knowledge and expertise allows us to evolve the channel-in-a-box concept beyond current offerings and bring a more relevant solution to market.”
Harris also will show the following new products at IBC 2012:
- The Harris® Invenio® Motion media asset management workflow module integrates multiple functions to track, manage and execute broadcast and media workflow activities, and offers the unique capability to quantify the value of how every task correlates across the workflow.
- The Harris® Selenio™ Networking Module, which maximizes flexibility for customers transmitting live or recorded content between locations by offering direct connection to six global telecom interfaces — eliminating external bridge devices.
- Radio broadcast transmission systems, including a complete DAB digital radio solution featuring the new Platinum™ VAX Compact Class transmitter range; and DAB over IP technology for centrally distributing program audio to many transmitters.
- The Harris® SFP6800+D module, of the Harris® 6800+™ core processing solutions range, simplifies and expands the way broadcasters transport high-quality electrical signals around broadcast facilities. The compact module supports up to 60 channels for high-density fiber-optic transport, with configurations for multiple paths and an integrated routing solution.
- A common platform for its Harris® NEXIO Farad™ online storage solution that offers a 50 percent bandwidth improvement for increased speed and performance, along with a second lower-cost storage protection scheme for new customers.
About Harris Corporation
Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5.5 billion of annual revenue and about 15,000 employees—including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at harris.com.